IPOA Senior Investigations Officer Jobs in Kenya

IPOA Senior Investigations Officer Jobs in Kenya

The Senior Investigations Officer will be responsible to the Director, Investigations
through the Head of Investigations.

Job Description

Specific duties and responsibilities will entail: -

  • Developing investigation/work plans for the cases allocated;
  • Undertaking investigations on allegations of misconduct, deaths and serious injuries to persons while in police custody, or which are the result
    of police action or inaction; or were caused by members of the National Police Service;
  • Coordinating investigations into cases undertaken by investigations
  • Gathering and analysing evidence and organizing it in statements, sets
    of records and facts;
  • Gathering information and produce intelligence reports to inform investigations;
  • Recording of statements from complainants, witnesses and suspects officers;
  • Ensuring safe custody of all investigative records and evidence;
  • Attending post-mortems;
  • Documenting all investigations in concise, factual and timely manner;
  • Supporting prosecution process in court; and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time


  • Must be a citizen of Kenya.
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Job Specifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, Political Science, Social Sciences or equivalent
    qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in investigations in a national or international investigation agency at the grade of Investigation Officer or Forensic Auditor or six (6) years in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector;
  • A valid driving license;
  • Ability to use computer application;
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance; and
  • Demonstrable knowledge in investigation, forensic audit and human rights.

    Required Behavioural Skills:
  • A candidate must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a
    team player;
  • Ability to maintain confidence and trust regarding sensitive issues; and
  • Demonstrated professional competence, integrity and capability in work performance;

    All applicants MUST attach valid/current clearances from the following bodies:

  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI); and
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

    How to Apply:
  • Interested persons who meet the requirements should submit their application through Post Office, email, online or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, on both the cover letter and envelope, together with IPOA Employment
    Application Form (available: https://portal.ipoa.go.ke/careers/ ), a detailed CV, copies of academic certificates, national identity card, names and telephone contacts of three referees, so as to reach the Authority by Friday, 12th July, 2019 to:
  • Director/Chief Executive Officer,
  • Independent Policing Oversight Authority,
  • 1st Ngong Avenue, ACK Garden Annex, 2nd Floor,
  • P.O Box 23035 – 00100, NAIROBI.
  • Email: recruitment06@ipoa.go.ke
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Locals from Turkana County are encouraged to apply for the Complaints Management Officer II position above.
  • IPOA is an equal opportunity employer and shall not in its recruitment discriminate
    on the basis of race, religion, colour, ethnic origin, political affiliation, sex or sexual
    orientation, pregnancy, marital status, disability, health or social status.
  • For more information and job application details, see; IPOA Senior Investigations Officer Jobs in Kenya
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